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Actually the new iMacs have some great value to them for what you get. An awesome IPS panel, a great OS, and actually decent hardware for the money.

And this is coming from someone who has never personally owned a Mac in his life. I've only used an iMac once before (such a nice screen, sleek look).

I'll probably never own a Mac desktop ever, but I intend to get a Macbook Air (one of those 11 inchers).
    
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post #22 of 67
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woot
got my whole family uses Linux. only took one,
then it was like, I WANT LINUX ON MY PC
they were a caught by its fast boot up time and compiz
no lie
other them my dad, he's uses both windows and mac


down with insecure OS's
Unix.
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post
Linux.
fixed
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apple even have a quote on they're website in the why get a mac tab that says " macs dont get PC viruses" ....... i mean ruforeal????
Well, if you're going to use the terminology that's always thrown around, especially in this forum, they're right. OS X (Mac) is not vulnerable to Windows (PC) viruses.

Doesn't mean that OS X doesn't have it's own vulnerabilities, but much less so than Windows. Due to a mixture of market share and being based on a more mature platform (Unix.)
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
woot
got my whole family to use Linux. only took one,
then it was all like, I WANT LINUX ON MY PC
they were a caught by its fast boot up time and compiz
no lie
other them my dad, he's uses both windows and mac


down with insecure OS's




Linux/Unix can also be hacked btw Mac OS X is built off of the Unix platform just like LINUX
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well, now that people actually use macs people see it as a place to give you viruses.
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Try to keep the comments constructive in one way or another.
    
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I wouldn't either haha... but you know what I'm getting at. I would just reinstall.
Yea I get what you mean but still made me myself for not knowing what to do.

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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
the best av for mac right now is sophos. its also free to home users
Good to know, if any of my friends ever get one infected.

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Originally Posted by dodger.blue View Post
If Apple doesn't sue the Geeksquad for "taking" business away from the Apple Store.
Oh ha, wouldn't know about things like that.

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Originally Posted by HA3AP View Post
Never got a virus on any of my machines whether its a mac, pc or ubuntu. If your incompetent enough to get a virus on your machine, you either shouldn't be using it, or pay to get it fixed, as simple as that...
Not everyone is perfect.
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For it to only NOW have an extremely serious flaw (11 years after initial release) is actually pretty damn good when it comes to security.
Your statement should actually be:
For it to only NOW to have discovered an extremely serious flaw. Other flaws probably have existed but the marketshare was so low that few bothered.

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Originally Posted by HA3AP View Post
Never got a virus on any of my machines whether its a mac, pc or ubuntu. If your incompetent enough to get a virus on your machine, you either shouldn't be using it, or pay to get it fixed, as simple as that...
Not knowing about zero-day bugs or DNS flaws makes you incompetent?
Edited by DuckieHo - 5/4/11 at 9:36pm
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apple even have a quote on they're website in the why get a mac tab that says " macs dont get PC viruses" ....... i mean ruforeal????
My god that is pure brilliance lol. Technically they are not lying so the advertisement is true. Of course it doesn't get PC viruses, IT'S A MAC! As much as I dislike Apple (and Bose) they have one of the best marketing teams in the world. Who else is able to sell absurdly overpriced under performing products for that many years? I can't think of any other company to have that much success lol. For christ sake, Bose has been able to sell a terrible little desktop radio through a TV commercial that demonstrates the sound quality! I want to shake the hand of the man (or woman) that thought of that brilliant idea for Bose and made them so much money. Who knew there were so many people that could fall for that so many years ago.
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